Moscow Ballet brings Russian ballet and culture to over 500 Latta public school students for 2 days of interactive immersion Oct 16 and 17
Local students learn movement, language, puppet play, and more with Moscow Ballet ballerina!
Nataliya Miroshnyk leads a New Horizons class Svetlana Todinova demonstrates
High-res performance images: http://www.nutcracker.com/promo
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(Berkshires, Mass.) Oct 15, 2013 – Moscow Ballet presents “New Horizons–A Children's Program for Life” for over 500 Latta school students from Kindergarten through High School at the Ellis Performing Arts Center over two days. Dance students will participate in Master Classes led by Moscow Ballet soloist Svetlana Todinova in which she teaches the Vaganova method of ballet and traditional Russian folk dancing. Lower level students will work with Svetlana on Russian language, interactive improvisations, and healthy guidelines to movement and nutrition for an active lifestyle. Across the nation the need to address children’s physical, nutritional and creative health is great and immediate. Recent studies report that children nationwide spend close to 25% of their waking hours in front of an electronic screen and 49% are overweight. “New Horizons” combats these hindrances to children’s healthy development and makes a positive and long lasting impact on children and their communities. Students will also see clips of the company of 40 Moscow Ballet dancers performing the Great Russian Nutcracker.
“New Horizons – A Children’s Program for Life,” is a 3-pronged cultural immersion program for children of all ages and interests that delivers a plan for physical, nutritional and creative/emotional health for their use over a lifetime. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for school children provides a full day of cultural immersion, personal role modeling with the highly trained Russian dancers as well as a world class performance experience. Testimony from Florida’s Pasco County School District supervisor Mary Grey affirms the experience, "1800 children were totally engaged. At the end of the day, all the children leaped enthusiastically to their feet clapping and cheering!” The interactive program serves up to a theater of 2000 for a full day with Moscow Ballet’s teachers and acclaimed company. Over 8,000 children nationwide have participated in the program.
Moscow Ballet - In addition to the Great Russian Nutcracker, Moscow Ballet repertory includes classic ballets Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella and more. For over twenty years the company has performed 100 engagements annually in North America including in a majority of the top twenty demographic markets. Moscow Ballet has received critical acclaim from media outlets and was invited to present at 2 National Press Club Newsmaker events. In addition to the public performances, the company’s mission and national platform enables it to share the Russian Vaganova training with over 5000 local dance students annually in the “Dance with Us” program. “New Horizons - A Children’s Program for Life” is an intensive cultural immersion project that benefits thousands of school children and on-going programs Musical Wunderkind, Master Classes and Summer Intensives also touch the lives of many more children and young adults. Moscow Ballet’s partnership with corporations and not-for-profit organizations such as the President’s Challenge Program, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Capezio over the past 20 years has raised awareness of and revenue for their significant missions and causes. www.moscowballet.com.
Talmi Entertainment is the exclusive North American representation for Moscow Ballet which performs annually in seventy cities across the US and Canada. Under Talmi management Moscow Ballet has consistently delivered unparalleled Russian artistry and record sales for over 2 decades. The Moscow Ballet tours grew out of the Talmi’s “International Glasnost Tours” in the late 1980’s. “Glasnost” featured highlights from the great ballets and the newest contemporary dance coming from Russia at the time as performed by dancers including Vadim Bondar, Svetlana Smirnova and Tatiana Chernobrovkina from Stanislavsky Ballet; Alexei Malykin Bolshoi Ballet; Vladimir Kim and Margarita Kullick Kirov Ballet; Stanislav Fecho and Prima Ballerina Jana Kurova of the National Ballet of Czechoslovakia; Maria Ivanova and Andrei Glazsheider of the Stanislavski and Demirovich Theatres. Talmi Entertainment was founded by award-winning Juilliard School alumnus, composer, conductor and producer, Akiva Talmi.